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Vanishing Point

A Shift in Perspective

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Vanishing Point at Hotel Elephant
83 Crampton Street by Reuben Powell

Vanishing Point is an expression of time and space, a point where our awareness of perspective disappears from view.

Ivan Black creates complex kinetic sculptures which spiral towards a shifting vanishing point. He has an obsessive interest in the search for patterns in motion, striving to identify and express these mathematical paradigms in visual terms. Forms expand and contract like fractals, identical at every scale in equations that could stretch from the infinitesimal to the infinite. Each design is part of a potentially continuous sequence, a visual snapshot of a piece of code.

Viewers are invited to introduce their own energy into the work to create a feedback loop which sequentially gathers all the parts until they converge into standing waves of differing pitch depending on the force and direction of rotation.

Reuben Powell is concerned with the relationship between the individual and the environment. His intricate images, inspired by the mathematical works of Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing, use their own structure to reconstruct space according to a logic that denies the laws of conventional geometry. His works are both a scientific experiment and a profound comment on a vanishing landscape.

For Vanishing Point, Powell focuses on Elephant and Castle, one of the largest development schemes of its kind in Europe.

Powell's reconstructivist images on tin plate steel are a perfect juxtaposition to the dynamic geometry of Black's striking kinetic forms.

  • Wed-Sun 11am-6pm (except Sun 24, 31 Oct, 7 Nov)
  • FREE

Hotel Elephant
23 Harper Road, London, SE1 6AW
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